Going back to work after a vacation is hard. I’ve had two days now to play catch up and still there is so much to do. Thank goodness I have off on Wednesdays. My life is rough, I know.

I’d like to go back here:

Actually scratch that. I want to go back here instead:

Winter is starting to make me very cranky. My 5 mile run over snow-covered paths and icy sidewalks this morning felt more like 10. Yes, I would like some cheese with my whine.

I have some exciting news! I have been hired as the new triathlon coach for Team in Training in Southeast Wisconsin! In case you are not familiar, Team in Training (or TNT) is a sports charity program that raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In exchange for fundraising, participants get coached training for the event of their choice. Race entry, travel to the event, and basically anything you would need to participate and complete your event is included.

I ran my first marathon with TNT back in 2003, and it was such an amazing experience.

I raised over $4200 and was sent to Anchorage, AK to run in the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon. I will never forget the people I met and trained with (a few of which I am still in contact with), nor the experience itself. Not only did I do what I once thought was impossible (run a marathon), but I love knowing that I was also able to help the lives of those affected by blood cancers in some small way. It sounds so cheesy, but it truly was a life-changing experience.

That is why I am so excited to be a part of this great program again! I will be coaching teams for the Elkhart Lake Triathlon in June, as well as the Chicago Triathlon in August.  I can’t wait to work with the participants in making their goal of completing a triathlon a reality. If you’re in the Milwaukee area and want to get involved, let me know!



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2 responses to “TNT

  1. cara vigneau

    oh that’s so cool! Congratulations!

  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, congrats! That’s so fantastic. TNT coaches are so invaluable. I’ve done TNT twice now, and especially this past summer, my event-weekend coach (which differed from my training couch — meh, could’ve done without) was amazing. You’ll be such an awesome coach! YAY YOU. Also, yes, hi, I’m catching up on your blog now. 🙂